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The End of All Things 

Peter and the Fringe team take extraordinary measures in an attempt to stop life-threatening events.


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Leland Spivey
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Peter and the Fringe team take extraordinary measures in an attempt to stop life-threatening events. Written by Fox Publicity

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24 February 2012 (USA)  »

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In the lab, Walter makes a snack consisting of white bread, butter and sprinkles. This is known as Fairy Bread, a common children's treat in Austrailia which is where John Noble is from. See more »


The battery clamp over Nina's right hand is put on twice. The first time the window shade is raised and again a minute later in background. See more »


David Robert Jones: Every horse needs a carrot; every mouse a piece of cheese.
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Fringe Main Title Theme
Written and Performed by J.J. Abrams
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Predictable story, questionable shapeshifters, surreal sequence, missing other side, some sloppiness, thrilling lightning
23 March 2012 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This episode convinced me that if I had to choose between the other side and the shapeshifters I would definitely pick the first. Indeed, like many viewers I suppose, I quickly understood that the real Nina Sharp had actually been framed by a shapeshifter. So her torture didn't move me because I just knew it was a fake. In fact I just can't grasp why their division and specially Walter haven't come yet with a solution to make the difference between humans and shapeshifters. Considering their special abilities, like the one revealed by David Jones at the end, and evil motives there're probably plenty of things that make them what they are. From organic patterns at the atomic level to brain configurations they should have been able to detect that the Nina they captured was a woman, without having to check out her anus of course.

The surreal sequence in September's mind was phenomenal and served by immersive visual effects. However I wish it had been more dynamic because it was obvious Joshua Jackson wasn't walking or anything probably not to mess up the lighting or something. Still even if Peter's mental dive was hastily set up it was reminiscent of fascinating productions like Contact (1997) and Cube 2 : Hypercube. As for the impact it had, beside helping Peter to make his decision regarding Olivia, well it made me miss Fauxlivia and the alt-characters even more. Would it have been too hard to enrich the latest episodes with parallel elements ? If the time of convergence has come then Peter should have tried to involve both sides. Walternate is supposed to help him but we haven't seen him for a while and all we got are freaks of the week, even if I really enjoyed them and found the writers intertwined approach interesting and well executed.

My other complain would go to the lack of attention to details. I still consider the division's security is terrible. Peter going back to his home without even a bodyguard after what happened ? Jones armed minion coming way too close beside Peter ? I know they already have a lot of things to cover in such a short time but I wish some events were more believable, specially when they're action-driven. At least Olivia's switching on the lights was thrilling and the only thing missing was an electrified haircut for Anna Torv or some sort of reference to Storm, the comics character.

Note : This review was first posted on Kritikenstein, my weblog.

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